Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Boston: Published by Parker & Ditson 107 Washington Street

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In good old Colony times
When we were under the king
Three roguish chaps fell into mishaps,
Because they could not sing
Because they could not sing
Because they could not sing
Three roguish chaps, fell into mishaps,
Because they could not sing.

The first he was a Miller,
And the second was a Weaver,
And the third he was, a little Tailor,
Three roguish chaps together.

Now the Miller he stole corn
And the Weaver he stole yarn
And the little Tailor, stole broadcloth for,
To keeps these three rogues warm.

The Miller got drown'd in his dam
The Weaver got hung in his yarn
And the devil clapp'd his claw in the little Tailor,
With the broadcloth under his arm.



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